The 2018 Goldwater Institute Annual Dinner will be held on Friday, November 9, at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Jordan McLinn and his family will accept the Goldwater Institute Freedom Award. Jordan has fatal Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but he dreams of growing up to be a firefighter. He has devoted his young life to helping give patients like him the right to try investigational treatments to improve and extend their lives. Earlier this year, he stood beside President Trump when Right to Try legislation was signed into federal law. 

All donations will support the Goldwater Institute’s nationwide efforts to work daily in communities, courts, and legislatures to defend and strengthen the freedoms guaranteed to all Americans by the U.S. Constitution and the constitutions of the 50 states.


6:30 pm Reception

7:30 pm Dinner, Live Auction, and Presentation of 2018 Goldwater Institute Freedom Award

Followed by Liberty on the Lawn After-Dinner Reception




For hotel reservations at The JW Marriot Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, please call the hotel directly at (480) 948-1700. 


Please RSVP no later than Monday, October 29. For more information, please contact Anissa Borchardt at (602) 633-8984 or email


Valet and self-parking will be available. You will be able to enter from either the Desert Fairways or East Lincoln Drive entrances. Both Valet and Self-Parking will be available. Valet Parking for the event will have a drop off at the Arizona Ballroom. You will retrieve your cars at the same location.

For Self-Parking, the South Lot will be available and when full, guests will be directed by Security personnel to the West Lot. The hotel will have shuttle carts available to take guests to the Ballroom and to return them to their cars.


Black Tie Optional

Dietary Restrictions

When registering for the event, a prompt will ask you to include any dietary restrictions you have towards the end of the registration form. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email


Guests must be confirmed two weeks prior to the event. Seats will not be reserved without guest information. Names can be submitted through the online Eventbrite form, or by email to